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Is Diamond Way Buddhism a CULT??
typing_sound wrote in buddhistgroup
I think this is quite an important topic, since one of our members is thinking of going to a Diamond Way Buddhism centre. I did a little searching, and there are some testimonies of women being sexually harassed, and a lot of claims that the tradition is inauthentic and a cult. If you guys could help me, by either doing some research or sharing what you know about the tradition, that would really help me out! We don't want one of our members taking the poison cool-aid mixture, am I right?! It's time for Community Action! Dun-duh-duuhhh! Lol

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Man Tibetan Buddhism needs quality control mechanisms in place.

Too many unqualified crazies claiming to be gurus and hurting people.

I know institutionalized religion isn't so popular nowadays, but we really need it. Organizations that certify teachers as legit and healthy.

In modern Taiwanese traditions they issue academic degrees and they're in robes with several years under your belt of upholding the vinaya.

Who would certify them in Tibetan Buddhism? The Dalai Lama?

There's my problem.

Each lineage should be free to authorise their own Teachers without political interference. Such authorisation needs to come from the head of the tradition who is a pure Spiritual Guide, democratically chosen by the senior practitioners of that tradition because of their good qualities.

I never said there needed to be political interference from any political entity.

Only that there needs to be quality control mechanisms in place.

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